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The Team

BWNG’s production arm was founded in 2016 by seasoned storytellers Masibu Manima, Leon Mayne and Paul Samuel, after four years of producing high quality digital and TV content.

Behind The Scenes

We have built a team with a diversity in skill set, all with the passion of delivering great content to our audience and broadcasting partners.

DIRECTOR / FOUNDER
Paul Samuel

Paul is a Director and Co-Founder of BWNG. His main emphasis is on creating new exciting concepts and ideas, and ensuring these are brought to life on set.

Paul regularly pitches new creative ideas to prospective clients, and is the first creative point of call for new business. On set, Paul brings a dynamic and energetic direction to production, ensuring that the BWNG vision is brought to life with the highest quality content.

With experience of working with a number of high profile and established musicians in the music business, Paul brings contemporary knowledge and understanding of the entertainment industry.

HEAD OF DIGITAL AND PRODUCTION / FOUNDER
Masibu Manima

Masibu is the digital and production strategic lead at BWNG. Masibu’s primary role is the management of the production and operation teams, to ensure synergy between BWNG’s business and creative interests.

Shortlisted for the 2016 DataIQ New Talent Award, Masibu brings a unique digital insight into the production process around audience behaviour and viewing patterns.

Masibu’s overall focus is on growth of the business and content distribution. He oversees the business expansion, production and licensing deals with our partners.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR / FOUNDER
Leon Mayne

Leon works in the creative conception and strategy development of the company’s productions. A polymath at heart, he scripts, produces and edits a selection of series content whilst managing the creative team and collaborative process with media clients.

In 2015 he was named future rising star in Powerlist Magazine’s ‘Britain’s Most Influential People of African & African Caribbean Heritage’ and a listed producer on BBC’s New Talent Hotlist 2017.

Leon’s primary focus is to edutain a wide demographic with pithy, relevant and quality content. He oversees the creative process of BWNG projects from ideation to delivery.